i am new to touchscreens and android. can we have a T9 alphanumeric keypad on this (android)phone? i suppose, keys on T9 layout would be larger than the keys in qwerty layout and might be more convenient and faster for a text input.
like many others in this discussion i'm deciding between nokia 5800 and i5700 which fall in the same price range.
Maddy, 04 Apr 2010I am planning to buy the Samsung Spica but I need one major clarification on this phone.
Do... moreI actually doubt full exchange support on android. I am not sure but I guess its kinda limited.
Please hit google to clarify.
sm.gurdeep, 03 Apr 2010Android is multi-task platform.
It doesn't matter which amount of RAM some particular devic... morethanks again, gurdeep, for all your explanations!!! :)
i'm planning to buy an android phone and i've been eyeing the spica for quite a while now... i have thinking about getting the spica or the htc hero... they both have their pros and cons... but, i'm a bit short in the pocket and hero is just a bit too expensive... so, i think i will go for spica. :)
I am planning to buy the Samsung Spica but I need one major clarification on this phone.
Does it support Microsoft Exchange server connectivity to get mails?
sm.gurdeep, 03 Apr 2010Android market in our region allows only free apps, hence, all those are free. Android ecla... moreThats lovely .. feels like i have now got nothing to ask as u have answered all my questions which i had from days in my mind...Thanx alot...anyways.. where are u from.. i hope that this phone wud be easily available in Delhi atleast...Thinking to get a white one if available.... else wud obviously go with the black version.... If u r from Delhi.. cud u plz tell me where should i buy it from.. i mean reasonable price with renowned place... and for sure.. m not so freaky about apps... i'll wait for the official firmware for our region... hope that application would atleast work which tells the speed n all..
Sagar, 03 Apr 2010Sorry to ask one more thing..is there any map application for free.. are these all application... moreAndroid market in our region allows only free apps, hence, all those are free.
Android eclair is latest version of Android Mobile Platform. One need to upgrade to eclair to take advantage of latest google offerings (Voice Search, Google Goggles + Bluetooth File Transfer etc.) + other apps which are compatible with only Android +1.6.
It won't void any warranty until you are on proper f/w, specific only to your region.
Android 1.5 is no boring. Infact, it runs far smoother than 2.1 and way more snappier in performance. From the fact, it won't support apps written for +1.6, you will need to upgrade to v2.1. Even if you don't upgrade, leave apart only countable no. of apps, rest all will support android 1.5.
Sorry to ask one more thing..is there any map application for free.. are these all applications available for free... except the co-pilot one which u said...and also.. should one really update to eclair 2.1... does it void the warranty.. and also is cupcake 1.5.. is really boring?? i heard so...
sm.gurdeep, 03 Apr 2010You are always welcome :) Nice decision to go for i5700 in place of 5800 :-bd This is tr... morethank u so much... u provided me all the details i needed...thanks alot.. now just waiting for the final stage.. i.e... review of gsm arena.. thats for sure.. i am not going to flash the phone to eclair 2.1.. till the time.. it doesnt get official update for our region...now will surely see the review.. n will buy me one from delhi. as no stocks of spica.. here in jaipur....
hey guys am using SE K530I and noe=w i wanna change to any other phone so can u please say about this galaxy spica ,i dont know wat mobile is this and pls say that is this phone worth for mee coz i want a mobile with wifi,good sound and display clarity and fastest internet too
man, 03 Apr 2010does it have qwerty keypad ?It has QWERTY keypad on the screen, not physical buttons.
rainai, 03 Apr 2010another thing... i read from many sources that spica only has 128mb of ram and that this amou... moreAndroid is multi-task platform.
It doesn't matter which amount of RAM some particular device has. It the device is android device, it is multi-task enabled and this is implicit :)
rainai, 03 Apr 2010thanks, gurdeep, for your explanation! :)
Just a clarification... will replacing the defa... moreIf u grab upgrade through official channels, and then try to apply some Mod on top of it, Yes! it should defnitely void your gurantee (reason being the different PDA).
If you simply replace your home launcher with another launcher, you need not to worry about anything.
GDE, for example can replace your default home without even having root access. It is as simple as installing routine apps from market.
Sagar, 03 Apr 2010Thanks a tonne Gurdeep...
the thing is.. i had nokia n82 and have used voice guided navigatio... moreYou are always welcome :)
Nice decision to go for i5700 in place of 5800 :-bd
This is true! Google Maps won't let you save map-tiles on to sd-card for offline usage later. This is what we call google ;)
Fortunately, there are number of apps which allows you to save map-tiles to your sd-card for later offline usage. RMaps, Maps (-), OruxMaps, MapDroyd are few of them. Maps (-) enable caching of vectors for later offline usage while MapDroid enables you to download vectors for any specific region e.g. Asia, Africa and so on, enabling offline usage later on. With MapDroid you also have an option to download vectors for some particular country under a given region as well e.g. Asia >> India. Talking about RMaps, you can download Map-vectors only at your PC and later saving it to sd-card to enable RMaps app have access to those vectors for coordinating your GPS location with map-tiles. I haven't yet tried any free app which facilitate voice-guidance though, there is a paid app called "Co-Pilot" which enables Voice Guidance but it has issues working with android cupcake. Haven't tested it on v2.1 so far. Will let this thread know if I do.
Hope this helps :)
another thing... i read from many sources that spica only has 128mb of ram and that this amount does not allow it to multi task... is this true?
sm.gurdeep, 03 Apr 2010You are free to do anything with andoid ;)
Yes, you can replace default pantheon home with ... morethanks, gurdeep, for your explanation! :)
Just a clarification... will replacing the default "home launcher" or using a different "Mod" void the phone's warranty?
sorry, i'm quite new to android and don't have real knowledge of it...
Do anyone know how to transfer Android application from phone memory to microSD? From the manual, it seems like can only done when connected to PC. But I failed to do it even after install the PC studio...Not sure if it can only be done in Linux but not support Windows?
sm.gurdeep, 03 Apr 2010There are hundreds of location based apps available at google market. GPS Speedometer is one o... moreThanks a tonne Gurdeep...
the thing is.. i had nokia n82 and have used voice guided navigation over it... and nokia maps do not need gprs to draw maps... u can store the maps in memory card.. hope u obviously know... so i was just concern for this feature in samsung spica... i am from jaipur.... this phone isnt available here.. going to delhi next week.. will surely get a spica.. was planning for nokia 5800.. but it have resistive screen.. which i think is a downfall in today's technology of touchscreenzzz..... so was concerned about voice guided navigation... any idea on that... and i am sure that google maps fetches data from gprs to draw maps.. and gps chip tells the location on that map.. as far as i know.. u cannot store google maps on memory card so that it even draws or rather shows the maps.. even if u r offline...and one more thing.. please tell that can we atleast get directions from our gps position to any destination .. i mean do our position moves in maps and tells us where to go without voice guided navigation...plz tell..
and once again thanks alot for helping so many folks out here..